Liverpool FC News: Karius to start in place of Mignolet in Champions League while Salah could sit out with illness

Liverpool FC News: Karius to start in place of Mignolet in Champions League while Salah could sit out with illness Liverpool FC News: Karius to start in place of Mignolet in Champions League while Salah could sit out with illness

Liverpool FC manager Jurgen Klopp has taken a bold decision to start Loris Karius in place of Belgian shot stopper Simon Mignolet for the game against Sevilla on Wednesday.

Mignolet has started in three Premier League games for the Reds so far this season after Klopp declared him as the clubs first choice goalkeeper in the summer.

However, Karius who started in the 4-0 thrashing of Arsenal at Anfield looked sloppy and took too many risks against an ever present Arsenal attack. When Klopp was asked about the change in goalkeeping duties this what he had to say.

"What I can say if nothing happens overnight, Loris Karius will play tomorrow. That's the truth."

Jurgen Klopp is all set to welcome back Philippe Coutinho to the squad after the Brazilian was left out of the first 6 games of the seasons with an apparent back injury.

The little magician returned to first team training after making a couple appearances for the Brazil national side during the international break. Klopp has hinted that Coutinho is fit enough to play and could feature in the first team for Liverpool against Sevilla on Wednesday.

"I'm sure all the Liverpool fans are ready to wait another 24 hours!" Klopp said. "He is fit, he is healthy but all other information about the lineup, you'll have to wait until tomorrow."

But amongst all the good news, the Reds could be set for a big blow with Mohamed Salah missing training with a virus. The Reds chose to send him back home to avoid a spread of the virus.

Klopp revealed: "[Salah] was in and said he could train, the doc said he could train, but when I asked the doc what would be best for him and he said if he didn't have to train because he had a bit of a sore throat.

"It should not be too serious, but we sent him home so that he could not spread the virus if there's a virus. In this moment, we expect him back tomorrow morning for normal training."

It remains to be seen if Salah can recover in time to face Sevilla in the Champions League at Anfield.



Author: Kevin Ronith